Bob Cupp - 64 Courses

Golf architect Photo, Bob Cupp

Robert Erhard Cupp

(1939 - 2016)

Born: December 27, 1939, Lewistown, Pennsylvania

Died: August 19, 2016, at age 76

2012-2013: President American Society of Golf Course Architects

Cupp graduating from the University of Miami with a BA and an MFA through the US Army, Alaska.

After a short career as a golf professional, Bob launched a career in golf design that has spanned more than forty years.

In 1971 he he worked with the Jack Nicklaus design group. Jack credits Bob as being one of the cornerstones of his present global design firm and the two men remain friends. Bob formed his own firm in 1984 finishing his work with the Nicklaus group in 1986.

In 1992 Golf World Magazine recognized Cupp as its first-ever Golf Architect of the Year. His work over the years included joint projects with his son, Bobby, a golf course architect and builder.

A published author, Cupp wrote "The Edict; a novel from the beginnings of golf," for Random House. He also co-authored "Golf's Grand Design," a conversation on the history and evolution of golf course architecture and companion book to the PBS television show of the same name, with Golf Digest architecture senior editor Ron Whitten.

With more than 40 years as a golf course architect, Cupp's course list included: Liberty National Golf Course, Jersey City, N.J.; Beacon Hall, Ontario, Canada; Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Portland, Ore.; Crosswater Golf Club, Sunriver, Ore.; Old Waverly Country Club, West Point, Miss. (with Jerry Pate); and Hawks Ridge Golf Club, Ball Ground, Ga.

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